San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT have announced the return of drummer Dave Lombardo to the group’s ranks.
Lombardo was previously the guest drummer on TESTAMENT‘s 1999 studio album The Gathering.
Chuck Billy comments: “I’ll state the obvious, We are more than overwhelmed to welcome back Dave Lombardo to play drums with TESTAMENT. We are so excited to share the stage again with Lombardo. Dave added immense power when he joined the band for The Gathering [album], and we are ecstatic to see what new flavor he will bring back to TESTAMENT.”
Lombardo says: “This is a long-awaited reunion that was bound to happen. Once upon a time, we created a thrash masterpiece. I have no doubt that our musical chemistry will pick up exactly where we left off. I love the TESTAMENT family and am very excited to be joining them once again. Pure brutality awaits.”
Guitarist Eric Peterson adds: “Having Dave Lombardo join us again feels like we are picking up where unfinished business had left off. There is a silver lining to every cloud and working again with Dave calls for us to celebrate with our horns held high.”
In January, TESTAMENT parted ways with their longtime drummer Gene Hoglan.
TESTAMENT‘s latest studio album, Titans Of Creation was released April, 2020, via Nuclear Blast.